The artbook introduces poems and several excerpts from ‘Truyen Kieu’ (The Tale of Kieu), the most famous work by Nguyen Du, through 27 paintings and drawings by young painter Niayu.

The poems were composed by Nguyen Du on the topic of dreams. The poet, through his works, featured the portraits of people in his time and conveyed his meditations on life.

Niayu, whose real name is Tran My Ngoc, was born in 1997 in An Giang province. She was a graduate of the University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City.

Sharing about the artbook, Niayu said that she was always touched by Nguyen Du’s poems, which stand the test of time to win the hearts of readers from different generations.

“Through my paintings, I want to draw not only the characters in Nguyen Du’s poems but also the soul of the acclaimed poet,” she said.

A ceremony to introduce the book to readers will be held on Ho Chi Minh City Book Street on June 12.